Hi all, I wanted to ask about my thyroid test results. I went and got a copy after my doctor told me they showed I have Graves disease. Just curious if anyone knows about thyroid tests. My Thyroglobulin antibodies are within the range of less than 20, my Thyroid peroxidase antibodies are off the charts at 244 (reference range shows less than 35) and my TSI is 130 (reference range of 125). I am concerned at how high the peroxidase range is. I have looked on the internet and still can't seem to get an answer that I understand (my mind sure isn't what it used to be..lol) So if anyone knows what these tests mean, I would sure appreciate any answers.
Retired Mom, the reason I thought you should read this is I have the same results as you. A high SED rate it's 63, my CRP is 2.3 and my uric acid is 7.0 (right at the top of the reference range) My RA and lupus tests came out negative also. I am having alot of new and different pain (different from the fibro pain) It seems like everything hurts now, my joints, my muscles heck even my fat hurts! I also started getting all kinds of lumps and bumps everywhere and alot of swelling in my joints. My legs and ankles started swelling on and off too and I am getting more rashes all over my body. Plus my mind is worse then ever, I am even more confused and forgetful then I was, I am also very irritated most of the time. Anyway, as you can see from above I was diagnosed with Graves disease, My doctor, a rheumy and a dermatologist were all stumped by what was going on with me. My doc decided to check my thyroid cuz they didn't know what else to check.
I am seeing a surgeon on the 11th to see what the next course of action is. I asked my doctor if the graves was causing all my other issues and she said it could be but we won't know for sure until we get it under control then see what symptoms still hang around. Anyway, I just thought maybe you could have them check your thyroid, if nothing else then to rule out graves or hashimotos (SP?) I know how frustrated you are, I have been there. I think we all have!
Sorry about the short novel I just wrote...hope you are all doing well and enjoying your weekend!
Fibromyalgia, Chronic daily headaches, Migraine disorder (with and without aura), Graves Disease, GERD, High blood pressure, Depression and Anxiety
Oxycontin, Lopressor, Lexapro, Omeprazole, Valium as needed, Promethazine as needed for nausea from migraines